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French journalist sees Europe as Pope's priority

November 09, 2010

Jean-Marie Guénois, a veteran Catholic journalist who covers religious affairs for Le Figaro, offers some interesting observations (in French) about the Pope’s trip to Spain.

It is becoming increasingly clear, Guénois writes, that the restoration of the faith in Europe—and thus the revival of Europe’s true identity—is a key goal of this pontificate. Pope Benedict, he believes, is determined to revive the Christian identity of “ancient bastions” like France, Germany, Belgium, Holland, and Austria, where Catholics are now a minority.


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